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Got an Interview But I Have Jury Duty, Help?

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Dear Experts,

I am about to start the interview process with a company. However, I’ve been called for jury duty at the beginning of next month and I am out of postponements. When should I let the interviewing company know I have to report for jury duty service?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

@jtodonnell Q#176 Get through 1st interview & see if you get called back. Then let them know so they can work w/you.

@resumesrevealed Q#176 Tell employer ASAP, try to interview b4 or after jury duty hrs. Give them max time 2 work w/you on schedulng.

@juliaerickson Q#176 Find out usual length jury duty & hours; tell employer situation; c if can do early am/evening interview.

@keppie_careers Q#176 Jury duty might interfere w/scheduled interview? Tell company ASAP. Give dates & keep them in loop.

@ValueIntoWords Q#176 Agree w/@kgrantcareers: try postpone jur duty again, if no, then tell company-maybe they can interview u early.

@kgrantcareers Q#176 Try 2 postpone jury duty one more time. If can’t, contact interviewer nd schedule different date 4 interview asap.

@heatherhuhmanQ#176 Agree w/other experts. Tell them immediately, and provide alternative times you are available.

@dawnbugni Q#176 Immediately. Allows them to plan accordingly. Consideration goes a long way in a job search.

@gradversity Q#176 ASAP. Explain the situation and they should understand. They are legally required to give you this time off.

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